Welcome to your

December Pension Pulse bulletin

Hit the links below to get the latest news on our new pension administration system, employer training schedule and more.

New monthly data returns template

New monthly data returns template

If you’re moving to our new administration system (UPM) as a Phase 1 employer (Bexley, Ealing, LPFA, Herts and Southern Firefighter schemes) , you need to download our new monthly data returns template and specification document.

Don’t forget to share these documents with the relevant people within your organisation (and / or your payroll provider).

Download here
Employer training and support

Employer training and support

The introduction of our new pensions administration system (UPM) is just around the corner, with our first two clients, Bexley and Ealing, due to go live in January 2022.

If you’re a Phase 1 employer, you can now book your three essential training sessions online. We will also be releasing our 2022/23 training schedule early next year.

Book your place today
Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Subscribe to our YouTube channel

If you’re looking for technical support on scheme leavers, ill health and other pension processes, we have a handy collection of videos on our YouTube channel.

View channel now


The regulations governing the pensions arrangements allow some scheme flexibility for both employers and members. These are known as discretions. 

There are two types of discretions: 

  1. Mandatory discretions which must be formulated and published
  2. Non-mandatory discretions which don’t need to be formulated and published
View the discretions page Link opens in a new window

What employer training would you like to see in 2022?

Please take a moment to complete our 30-second survey.

Complete survey today